* Suspect Phillip Garrido And Nancy Garrido Arrested For The Kidnapping Of Jaycee Dugard 18 Years Ago In South Lake Tahoe Click Here Update
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office confirmed this morning that the woman is indeed Dugard, and that she is in good health.
The family of Jaycee Dugard, a girl who was kidnapped nearly two decades ago from South Lake Tahoe at age 11, has been informed that a woman claiming to be Dugard has come forward in Contra Costa County. Dugard’s stepfather Carl Probyn, who now lives in Southern California, said today that Dugard’s mother, Terry Probyn, called him Wednesday afternoon and told him the FBI had contacted her to say they may have found her daughter. “I’m running around the house like I’ve had six cups of coffee,” Probyn said this morning. Carl Probyn said Dugard’s mother had spoken with the woman and that the family is “about 99 percent” certain that the woman is indeed Dugard. “They were pretty confident when they called her, my wife actually got to talk to her on the telephone,” Probyn said. He said the conversation convinced Terry Probyn that she was talking to her daughter. “It was kind of short and sweet but my wife did say that she remembers everything,” he said. Carl Probyn said he and Terry Probyn are now separated but remain close. He said the mother was flying to the Bay Area.They were still together in 1991 when Jaycee was apparently kidnapped.According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Dugard was kidnapped on June 10, 1991. She was last seen walking to a bus stop at 8:15 a.m. wearing a pink windbreaker and pink stretch pants. As she walked, a gray, two-tone late-model sedan was seen making a U-turn on the street. The car approached Jaycee and a woman described as about 30 years old with long, dark hair pulled her inside, according to the center. A man was also seen in the car. Probyn said he had been told that two people, a man and a woman, have been arrested in connection with the case. Concord police would not confirm news reports that Dugard had come to the Concord Police Department, instead referring media inquiries to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.